Master?s triumphant return
By Tony White
LOCAL ten pin bowler Geoff Heath and a number of juniors including Indergy Singh starred at the 2006 Grafton Junior and Open Masters Championships at Grafton Tenpin Bowling Centre.
Heath made a triumphant return to competition with an amazing performance to win the Open Masters scratch event. His previous victory was in 1987.
With precision bowling and strikes galore, Heath averaged 196.7 for the entire Masters event and in the final four game elimination rounds, averaged 232.
Heath also finished third to another local Steve Beetson in the men's/boys Championship singles.
The Championship attracted tenpin bowlers from Grafton, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Lismore.
Singh, a 14-year-old South Grafton High student, won three events.
She won the women's/girls championship singles from two other locals, Val Latimer and Libbie Aitken, the women's/girls Championship doubles with Stacey Marscham and the
women's/girls championship team event with local Kari Gibbs and Jean McClod from Port Macquarie.
Singh also finished overall women's/girls event winner from Esther Clancy, a fine achievement from the young ten pin bowler.
Grafton's Ben Pearce and Stacey Marscham won the Championship mixed doubles and locals John Khan and junior Sam Golding combined with Port Macquarie's Jim Gardiner to win mens/boys Championship teams event.
Two Grafton juniors Simon Pearce and Troy Latimer defied their older opposition to win the Championship doubles from Grafton Ten Pin proprietor Ashley Clark and Cameron Kitcher.